World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL)| IUCN

Founding Year: 1960



It is a specialized committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, which aims to advance “environmental law by providing specialized knowledge and assistance to strengthen the legal foundations of the conservation of nature and sustainable development”. The Commission does this through the “conceptual advancement of environmental principles, norms, and laws, and by building the capacity of communities to benefit from the environmental rule of law”.


World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL)| IUCN contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

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